Complementing the diet of Andean communities with small ruminants in the context of climate change

Video realizzato nella zona andina del Perù, commissionato dalla FAO.

The guinea pig (known as cuy) is an ancient source of food for Andean cultures. It is rich in proteins as well as other valuable nutrients critical to healthy and balanced diets. Thus, the guinea pig is considered a strategic practice to adapt to the impacts of climate change by diversifying risks and contributing to the diet and to the family economy, while contributing to soil fertility. The joint program promoted this activity by building capacities of local communities in breeding, reproduction and sale of the guinea pig.